Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe

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Basic Information

History of accession, representatives

The Czech Republic became a member state of the Council of Europe on 30 June 1993, when the Committee of Ministers adopted a Resolution (93)32 on the admission of the Czech Republic to the CoE with regards to a Recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly no. 174(1993). Czechoslovakia was a member of the CoE already since 1991, however, by splitting the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia its membership came to an end and the two countries had to apply for a new admission.

The responsibilities and obligations of the Czech Republic are mostly set in the Statute of the Council of Europe and the Resolution of the Committee of ministers (93)32 on the admission of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe. Under the Statute the member states must recognize the principle of the rule of law, grant a respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms to any persons under its jurisdiction, and honestly and effectively cooperate on fulfillment of the CoE’s aims. The Czech Republic has also other obligations arising from respective CoE treaties.

The Committee of Ministers

The Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek represents the Czech Republic in the Committee of Ministers. HE ambassador Tomáš Boček is a permanent representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe.

Parliamentary Assembly

In the Parliamentary Assembly, the Czech Republic is represented by a Permanent delegation, consisting of 7 members and 7 substitutes. Parliamentarian Dana Váhalová (ČSSD) is the head of Czech delegation.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

In the Congess, the Czech Republic is represented by a delegation of 7 members and 7 substitutes. The head of the delegation is Zdeněk Brož, Mayor of the city of Šumperk.